Just in time for Christmas, comes great news!
Despite all of the dire warnings about how being fat can fill your days with diabetes, heart disease, elevated blood pressure and other life-threatening ailments, there IS a bright side to weighing over 450 pounds!
In fact, it can save your bloody life!
As reported at the reference, Ronald Post was supposed to be sent to the next life with an assist from the state of Ohio on January 16, 2012 as recompense for a murder her committed in 1983.
However, Post argued that his 450-480 pounds should exempt him from the guillotine and the “imposition of a cruel and unusual” penalty which the 8th Amendment forbids.
“In 1983, (Ronald Post) was found guilty in the murder of motel clerk Helen Vantz. He was supposed to die on Jan. 16, 2013.
But on Monday, Post was spared by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who decided Post had poor legal representation during his initial trial, the Associated Press reports.
Post’s case gained notoriety after his new legal team had argued his death would be cruel and unusual punishment.
Post is between 450 and 480 pounds — a weight that his attorneys reportedly argued would amount to “a torturous and lingering death” if Post was subjected to lethal injection. (If executioners couldn’t find a vein, they’d have to inject the drugs straight into Post’s muscle.)
The parole board’s recommendation to the Governor apparently came after a 5-3 vote. Post will now serve life in prison.”
Asked to comment after learning that he had been spared, the perpetually-ravenous Post lamented the loss of the “last meal” he would have enjoyed on the eve of his demise.
Apparently, America’s entitlement mentality affects everyone and some people can never be satisfied!